8 Things to do in Palm Cove while on Holiday

Palm Cove is a beach-side paradise in far-north Queensland situated between tourist favourites Cairns and Port Douglas. If you love relaxing and a tropical atmosphere, it’s the perfect location for your next holiday. There truly are so many things to do in Palm Cove whether you want to relax or take advantage of what Cairns has to offer. So sit back and relax because we have done all the planning for you!

1. Visit the Great Barrier Reef

You absolutely have to take advantage of your close location to the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef while holidaying in Palm Cove. We highly recommend booking a tour to get the best experience possible. There are so many options to choose from including helicopter tours, cruises, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and so much more.

2. Experience the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

We hope you aren’t afraid of heights because you won’t want to miss a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, about a 15 minute drive from Palm Cove. Glide just metres over the tree tops of World Heritage listed rainforest while enjoying a 360 degree view from a comfortable all weather gondola. It’s an experience you won’t forget.

3. How about some Retail Therapy?

Sometimes, all you need is a shopping trip to completely relax and unwind while on holiday. Palm Cove offers no shortage of shopping with local boutiques, clothing outlets, convenience stores, gift shops, galleries and more.

4. Surround yourself with history

Travel just 30 minutes south to Cairns for the annual Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, which is Australia’s premier Indigenous Art Fair. It runs this year from 17-22 August.

Not going to be here then? Then travel just 30 minutes north to Mossman Gorge for a Ngadiku Dreamtime walk.

There are so many indigenous tours and displays to experience.

5. Have some fun in the water

Make the most of the beautiful water with a little help from our friends at Beach Fun Co. Hire a jet ski or kayak and experience the stunning coastline from a different perspective. Not a confident water driver? Take a tour, the team will have you feeling like a pro in no time. Bookings are essential, what are you waiting for?

6. Play a round of golf

If you’re up for the challenge, don’t forget to visit the Paradise Palms Golf Course during your stay. The course is constantly ranked as one of Australia’s best and most challenging golf courses and boasts 6 lakes, sweeping fairways, narrow rolling greens and 94 bunkers. There are no shared fairways and at every tee, you will be challenged by the incredible layout. This golf course is open to the public seven days a week and is under a 10-minute drive from Palm Cove.

7. Make time for yourself at a local spa

What’s a tropical holiday in far-north Queensland without a spa treatment? Indulge your every sense and completely relax at one of the local day spas boasting a range of treatments to leave you completely rejuvenated.

8. Relax on the beach

We just had to chuck this one in here, sometimes there is nothing better than grabbing your towel, a wide-brimmed hat and some snacks down to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and water at any time of the day. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Did we mention Oasis at Palm Cove is located just a short stroll from the beach? The perfect base for your next holiday in Palm Cove!